False claim that video shows Sen. McConnell calling Speaker Pelosi to ‘jail’


Claim: Video shows Sen. Mitch McConnell calling Speaker Nancy Pelosi ‘in jail’

Some social media users are sharing a video they claim tells Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to “jail” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California.

“‘He should be jailed!’ Mitch McConnell exposes Nancy Pelosi to her face in Congress (sic),” reads the caption of one august 16 facebook post Video feature.

The video garnered 37,000 views in one week and over 2,000 interactions.

But the video doesn’t show what the caption claims.

While the Senate minority leader mentions Pelosi during the video, he does not ask her to go to jail.

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USA Today contacted the Facebook user who shared the claim for comment.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

Video shows McConnell pushing legislation and discussing a proposed January 6 commission

The video in the social media post is made up of two separate clips.

The first clip is the start of 2019 and shows McConnell’s Advocacy for the passage of the house Laws relating to Israel, Syria and Jordan.

In the clip, McConnell once referred to the Speaker of the House, saying, “Speaker Pelosi clearly feels compelled her members to vote on a motion that would condemn alleged anti-Semitism.” comment apparently sent to a resolution of the house which was passed in March 2019 and Condemned bigotry against various racial, ethnic and religious groups,

In the second clip, filmed in early 2021, McConnell discussed Proposed commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. In the clip, he criticized as “partisan” Pelosi’s PROPOSED STRUCTURE FOR THE COMMISSION,

McConnell did not call for Pelosi to be jailed in any of the clips.

McConnell’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

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USA TODAY Found no evidence anywhere else McConnell called for Pelosi to go to jail in another statement.

The claim was also rejected political facts,

Our Rating: Wrong

Based on our research, we consider the claim to be FALSE that a video shows McConnell calling Pelosi “in prison.” McConnell mentions Pelosi in the video, but he doesn’t tell her to go to jail.

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This article was originally published on USA Today: Fact Check: Video shows McConnell talking policy, not ‘jail’ Pelosi


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